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Selected Data on Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1994


  TABLE 10.  MALE GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH FIELDS
                     IN ALL INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                   FIELD                   | 1987 1/ |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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   TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............| 267,988 | 265,470 | 268,810 | 275,775 | 285,003 | 294,250 | 294,751 | 290,080
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 TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 256,193 | 254,060 | 256,917 | 263,492 | 271,969 | 280,436 | 279,565 | 273,493
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  SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 165,212 | 164,368 | 166,499 | 170,543 | 174,108 | 179,633 | 180,389 | 177,719
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   PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  25,613 |  25,465 |  25,815 |  26,007 |  26,171 |  26,505 |  26,116 |  25,327
    ASTRONOMY .............................|     601 |     591 |     649 |     645 |     657 |     683 |     682 |     750
    CHEMISTRY .............................|  13,649 |  13,112 |  13,158 |  13,250 |  13,145 |  13,367 |  13,279 |  12,970
    PHYSICS ...............................|  11,134 |  11,557 |  11,789 |  11,900 |  12,101 |  12,179 |  11,865 |  11,277
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     229 |     205 |     219 |     212 |     268 |     276 |     290 |     330
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   EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|  10,592 |  10,081 |   9,800 |   9,891 |  10,058 |  10,526 |  10,787 |  10,719
    ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     784 |     777 |     734 |     744 |     778 |     848 |     887 |     867
    GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   6,834 |   6,368 |   6,089 |   5,770 |   5,559 |   5,667 |   5,675 |   5,505
    OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,493 |   1,388 |   1,482 |   1,552 |   1,540 |   1,571 |   1,607 |   1,746
    EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   1,481 |   1,548 |   1,495 |   1,825 |   2,181 |   2,440 |   2,618 |   2,601
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   MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  12,921 |  13,315 |  13,294 |  13,589 |  13,667 |  13,814 |  13,368 |  13,081
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   COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  24,036 |  24,033 |  24,494 |  26,058 |  26,340 |  27,741 |  27,706 |  25,948
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   AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   8,166 |   8,038 |   8,045 |   7,981 |   7,939 |   8,059 |   7,864 |   7,997
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   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  26,314 |  26,304 |  26,618 |  26,947 |  27,643 |  28,706 |  29,442 |  30,010
    ANATOMY ...............................|     578 |     598 |     598 |     542 |     550 |     537 |     534 |     557
    BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   2,923 |   2,925 |   3,064 |   2,974 |   3,070 |   3,158 |   3,182 |   3,210
    BIOLOGY ...............................|   7,060 |   6,939 |   7,009 |   7,078 |   7,080 |   7,295 |   7,540 |   7,530
    BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|     746 |     768 |     738 |     874 |     920 |   1,037 |   1,132 |   1,124
    BIOPHYSICS ............................|     450 |     443 |     493 |     478 |     515 |     549 |     554 |     575
    BOTANY ................................|   1,834 |   1,796 |   1,743 |   1,661 |   1,627 |   1,635 |   1,620 |   1,584
    CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,199 |   1,233 |   1,290 |   1,435 |   1,528 |   1,687 |   1,809 |   2,077
    ECOLOGY ...............................|     588 |     602 |     644 |     667 |     662 |     712 |     746 |     821
    ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     906 |     881 |     817 |     815 |     830 |     839 |     847 |     846
    GENETICS ..............................|     673 |     660 |     675 |     681 |     761 |     797 |     853 |     785
    MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   2,454 |   2,616 |   2,588 |   2,553 |   2,576 |   2,606 |   2,600 |   2,627
    NUTRITION .............................|   1,304 |   1,191 |   1,197 |   1,231 |   1,244 |   1,208 |   1,244 |   1,267
    PATHOLOGY .............................|     795 |     787 |     793 |     776 |     825 |     809 |     839 |     932
    PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,229 |   1,277 |   1,298 |   1,329 |   1,302 |   1,352 |   1,410 |   1,488
    PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,378 |   1,357 |   1,313 |   1,303 |   1,366 |   1,366 |   1,389 |   1,392
    ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,311 |   1,245 |   1,291 |   1,269 |   1,307 |   1,311 |   1,260 |   1,216
    BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     886 |     986 |   1,067 |   1,281 |   1,480 |   1,808 |   1,883 |   1,979
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   PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  15,683 |  15,502 |  15,673 |  15,831 |  16,565 |  16,705 |  16,615 |  16,565
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   SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  41,887 |  41,630 |  42,760 |  44,239 |  45,725 |  47,577 |  48,491 |  48,072
    AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   1,696 |   1,713 |   1,694 |   1,674 |   1,728 |   1,810 |   1,665 |   1,541
    ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   2,482 |   2,499 |   2,548 |   2,688 |   2,778 |   2,876 |   2,969 |   3,075
    ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   8,987 |   8,937 |   8,897 |   8,952 |   9,148 |   9,450 |   9,358 |   9,320
    GEOGRAPHY .............................|   2,130 |   2,153 |   2,295 |   2,326 |   2,442 |   2,671 |   2,796 |   2,890
    LINGUISTICS ...........................|   1,305 |   1,296 |   1,334 |   1,398 |   1,512 |   1,281 |   1,315 |   1,234
    POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  16,598 |  16,359 |  17,058 |  17,465 |  18,007 |  18,860 |  19,465 |  18,895
    SOCIOLOGY .............................|   3,166 |   3,265 |   3,395 |   3,522 |   3,779 |   3,844 |   3,826 |   3,714
    SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     450 |     425 |     433 |     483 |     412 |     450 |     429 |     402
    SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   5,073 |   4,983 |   5,106 |   5,731 |   5,919 |   6,335 |   6,668 |   7,001
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  ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  90,981 |  89,692 |  90,418 |  92,949 |  97,861 | 100,803 |  99,176 |  95,774
   AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   2,791 |   2,996 |   3,281 |   3,645 |   3,793 |   3,688 |   3,583 |   3,356
   AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     984 |     966 |     956 |     845 |     860 |     864 |     867 |     861
   BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,276 |   1,310 |   1,442 |   1,589 |   1,651 |   1,920 |   1,977 |   2,033
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   5,957 |   5,543 |   5,431 |   5,589 |   5,870 |   6,003 |   6,000 |   6,156
   CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|  12,579 |  12,517 |  12,474 |  12,853 |  14,296 |  15,918 |  15,725 |  15,783
   ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  28,301 |  28,757 |  29,742 |  30,007 |  31,311 |  32,167 |  31,015 |  29,545
   ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   2,056 |   2,119 |   1,829 |   1,721 |   1,866 |   1,913 |   1,876 |   1,792
   INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   9,967 |   9,287 |   8,959 |   9,107 |  10,319 |  10,871 |  11,004 |  10,742
   MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|  15,070 |  14,749 |  14,867 |  15,437 |  16,219 |  16,939 |  16,703 |  15,911
   METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   3,637 |   3,581 |   3,784 |   4,048 |   4,173 |   4,443 |   4,336 |   4,122
   NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|   1,151 |   1,176 |   1,182 |   1,123 |   1,105 |   1,100 |   1,121 |   1,093
   ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   7,212 |   6,691 |   6,471 |   6,985 |   6,398 |   4,977 |   4,969 |   4,380
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 TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  11,795 |  11,410 |  11,893 |  12,283 |  13,034 |  13,814 |  15,186 |  16,587
  CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     842 |     922 |     955 |   1,017 |   1,150 |   1,289 |   1,353 |   1,473
  DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     742 |     757 |     713 |     677 |     717 |     772 |     786 |     818
  NURSING .................................|   1,095 |     873 |   1,036 |   1,017 |   1,128 |   1,168 |   1,285 |   1,509
  PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,587 |   1,549 |   1,649 |   1,748 |   1,729 |   1,621 |   1,592 |   1,591
  PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   3,377 |   3,120 |   2,854 |   3,148 |   3,232 |   3,297 |   3,851 |   4,085
  SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|     688 |     744 |     719 |     736 |     708 |     777 |     856 |     927
  VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     453 |     452 |     470 |     512 |     528 |     536 |     470 |     467
  OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   3,011 |   2,993 |   3,497 |   3,428 |   3,842 |   4,354 |   4,993 |   5,717
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 1/  THESE FIGURES INCLUDE ESTIMATED DATA FOR MASTER'S-GRANTING
     INSTITUTIONS, WHICH WERE SURVEYED ON A SAMPLE BASIS FROM 1985 THROUGH
     1987.  SEE "TECHNICAL NOTES" FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
 KEY:      N.E.C.= NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
 SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
     AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING